News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 26, 2013

Donald Robert Hayes


TERRE HAUTE — Donald Robert Hayes, 65, of Terre Haute, passed away at 3:30 p.m. on May 24, 2013, in Roudobush VA Medical Center. He was born Jan. 9, 1948, to Donald Hayes and Patricia Ann (Tomes) Hayes. He graduated from Wiley High School in 1967. Donald served in the United States Navy. He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars and Riley American Legion. Donald liked fishing, carpentry, kids, animals, and corn hole. He was a people person, who took joy in helping others. He retired from Monarch Beverage as a draft technician.

Donald is survived by his wife of 26 years, Dee Ann (Bolinger) Hayes; daughters, Lauren Hayes and her fiancé Keith Beckerle of Evansville, Bethany Smith and her husband Mark of Fayetteville, Ga., and Angie Tyler and her husband Emmit of Louisville, Ky.; son, Dylan Prince of Terre Haute; two grandchildren, Desmond Smith and Marcus Tyler; siblings, Sharon Horrall and her husband Ernie, Larry Joe Hayes “Joe-Joe” and his girlfriend Evelyn “Ebby” Helton, Sandy Hayes - Mack and her husband Steve; several nieces and nephews; and his faithful dog, Toby. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 29, 2013, in DeBaun Springhill Chapel, 85 E Springhill Drive. Burial will be in Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, from 4 until 8 p.m. The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The ALS Association.  Online condolences can be made at: